from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A military engine used during the Middle Ages for hurling stones and other missiles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A military engine formerly used for throwing stones and burning objects.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A military engine formerly used for throwing stones and javelins.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A military engine formerly used for throwing stones, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
Protectionism is such a political dead duck here that it would provide a very useful piece of ammunition for the Eurosceptic mangonel.
I hope Santa will bring me a bushmaster carbon-series A3 .243 AR-15 with a 20 '' barrel, birdcage suppressor and backup mangonel iron sights.
The besiegers on the ridge took the opportunity to run their heaviest mangonel forward clear of the trees, and let loose all the heaviest stones and cases of iron rubble at the defences, raising their aim to pound incessantly at the timber brattice, more vulnerable by far than the solid masonry of the wall.
A great length of the brattice is in splinters, we nearly lost a mangonel over the edge when the parapet went, but we managed to haul it in over the embrasure.
September 25, 2009 at 5:49 pm hmmm… time to run some tests with the mangonel.
I joined the drivers and the guards near the mangonel that we would be riding down.
Bethink you that your illness mars the mainspring of their enterprise; a mangonel will work without screw and lever better than the Christian host without King
Also interesting is the mangonel which uses tensiont on a rope wound at the base of the throwing arm to launch the projectile.
I was amazed how far Rhys managed to launch his book with his homemade mangonel, hehe...
There is a force without beleaguering this accursed castle — hasten to lead them to the attack, and when thou shalt see a red flag wave from the turret on the eastern angle of the donjon, press the Normans hard — they will then have enough to do within, and you may win the wall in spite both of bow and mangonel. —
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